Thursday, March 29, 2012

Zeus Update 2.0

Happy Dogs on Thursday / Thorsday / Thankful Thursday / Little Friday. 

Zeus and I spent several hours in the car bopping around yesterday while waiting for the ultrasound doctor to get to our vet's office.  He travels to different hospitals and we wanted to be sure we were in the area in case he was early, however he ended up getting there over an hour after his estimated time frame, so it was a long day.  (Yes, I could have dropped Zeus off at the vet's office earlier in the day, but opted to not leave him "boarded" there waiting in a cage all that time.)  Luckily, my happy little patient didn't seem to mind so much...

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That doesn't look like a sick dog to you, does it?  He's such a happy boy.  However, today he's feeling a bit bleak and has been vomiting.  Our vet and I are both hoping it's just nerves and will subside, however if it continues, we'll be going to visit the great doc later today or tomorrow.

As for the ultrasound... we are still without any clear answers on why Zeus' liver levels are rising.  The ultrasound doc did not see any tumors or blockages.  He said all of the organs looks good and the only thing he did note was Zeus' liver was smaller than normal.  The plan is to keep him on the samE liver supplement and add in milk thistle.  We're also putting him back on an antibiotic for a full 30 days (we did 2 weeks when we first started the samE) and will retest his levels in another 30 days or so. 

The next step would be a liver biopsy, however I refuse to put my aging boy under unless absolutely necessary.  In addition, because he hasn't been acting sick (except for the minor vomitting today), the vet does not think it's necessary at this time. 

Please keep my baby boy in your thoughts and continue to send us positive vibes... hopefully the vomiting ends quickly and he gets his appetite back.  I'm off to pick up hamburger and rice for him....

7 comments:

Team Beaglebratz said...

Oh poor baby - altho he probably doesn't think so - he's probably wondering what all the fuss is about. Everyone - two and four leggers, are sending some healing Kansas Beagle vibes and lots of prayers to Zeus.
mom Kim, Shiloh'n Shasta

Max the Quilt Cat said...

I am sending you lots and lots of purrs from all of us over here. We want Zeus to not have to go through any more procedures. That's for sure.

Keep us posted.

pawhugs, Max

SissySees said...

Oh goodness. I hope my big buddy is feeling better already. Both of my girls will barf just for the heck of it, due to stress, and sometimes, I think just to rawk the sympathy vote.

Kathy R said...

We're sending lots of good vibes to Zeus! It seems he enjoyed his car ride and day with his mom, which is a very good thing!

Sue said...

You know you're both in our thoughts. If there's anything we can do, just holler. Let's hope the drug cocktail does it's magic!

Marjie said...

Poor Baby! You know he's always in my thoughts.

Mileys Daily Scoop said...

We are keeping our paws crossed for Zeus! Hopefully he's feeling better soon, looks like he LOVES car rides! :)

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